Movies like Light Arose

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Light Arose (2017)
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Light Arose (2017)
Original name: ආලෝකෝ උදපාදි
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Aloko Udapadi is a Sinhalese epic historical film based on the story of King Valagamba of Anuradhapura (89 – 77 BCE).
Plot: buddhism, king, fight, army, queen, battles, power, sword, murder, security, attack, drought, chariot, temple, arrow, kill, battle, tamil
Place: sri lanka

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, serious, realistic and epic films with plots about king, battle, sword, battles, queen, betrayal and murder mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Light Arose: Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013), Hagbard and Signe (1967), Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004), Edward II (1970), The Broken Crown (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sri Siddhartha Gautama (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Sri Siddhartha Gautama is a Sinhala movie released on 24 January, 2013. The movie is directed by Saman Weeraman and featured Anchal Singh and Gagan Malik as lead characters.
Plot: buddhism, enlightenment, peace, palace, buddha, buddhist, meditation, ancient civilization
Place: sri lanka, india, asia
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Hagbard and Signe (1967)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Iceland, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The mountain slopes of Iceland are shown to excellent advantage in the Scandinavian epic Hagbard and Signe. The story, based on an ancient legend, concerns Hagbard (Oleg Vidov), the son of a slain Norse king. Seeking revenge against the rival clan ...
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Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 205 min.
Story: A BBC miniseries based loosely on the lives of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her son James I of England.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
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Place: england, scotland, london
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Edward II (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The reign of Edward II, King of England, is troubled from the start when he brings his male lover, hated by the nobles, out of exile.
Plot: king, archbishop, murder, infidelity, male homosexuality, mourning, bishop, father son relationship, severed head, impalement, husband wife relationship, killer ...
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The Broken Crown (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.
Style: captivating, romantic, sentimental, exciting
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Troy (2004)
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Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, heroic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: warrior, mythology, sword fight, courage, greek mythology, army, battlefield, ancient, betrayal, forbidden love, war, king ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
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Story: The Roman Emperor Trajan has just murdered all the local men of Dacia and holds a military stronghold in what will later become Rumania. He places a Roman centurion in his place to occupy his latest conquest. After lopping off the head of the Dacian ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The First King (2019)
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Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, tense, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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